On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1986

Historical Events

  • Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
  • NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra Chando, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter and sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
  • Cliff Melton, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1942; NL saves leader 1937; NY Giants), dies at 74
  • Syd Curnow, South African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
1986 Highlights

About July 28, 1986

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo